About Blue Star Moms
HOW TO JOIN OUR CHAPTER
The Blue Star Moms is a non-partisan, non-political non-sectarian, non-discriminatory and non-profit organization. The military represents all aspects of America, as does our group. Our mission is to support through service.
Members and their sons and daughters who serve or have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
United States military personnel who serve or have served honorably and their families
Causes that will benefit military personnel.
Gold Star Families
The Blue Star Moms do not endorse any particular candidate nor any party platform at any level of government. We have not and do not allow any candidate to use our name or our members to promote their election. We do support bi-partisan legislation that improves the welfare of our active duty troops, veterans, and their families. We encourage all of you to exercise your right to vote and remember and thank those who have secured this liberty for you in the past and today.
Membership is open to mothers or stepmothers who have sons and/or daughters currently serving, or who have been medically or honorably discharged from the five service branches of the United States, as well as the National Guard, Reserve and the Merchant Marine. For more information about joining our local East Bay chapter, contact our membership coordinator.
Associate members include all other family members, spouses and friends of those who are currently serving or who have been honorably discharged.
Our general meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month at the Danville Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526.
After the attack on our country on 9/11/2001, three moms from San Ramon, CA, Patty Martin, Peggy Conklin and Nancy Ecker turned to one another for strength and support. Together they had 4 sons, ages 19 to 22, all serving in the U. S. Army. On that terrible day in September they knew no other families with loved ones in the military. Finding no support groups in Northern California, they reached out in their community. They organized their first meeting in November, 2001 at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Danville, CA. About thirty Moms from this area attended.
Since that time, we have become an official chapter of The Blue Star Mothers of America Inc., a national organization, and our membership has remained steady. We conduct casual meetings with most of our time devoted to sharing information about our military kids. We share what we have learned about the military, helping moms with questions from boot camp to deployment and beyond. On occasion we have guest speakers addressing issues of concern and interest to our members. These past years have brought us knowledge, empathy and friendships.